Have your say on new national food policy

Alberta farmers are being urged to participate in online consultations on the federal government’s new national food policy.

“We are pleased to see the federal government engaging with stakeholders across the food industry,” said Jason Lenz, Alberta Barley chair. “The input of farmers in particular will add perspective to this complex policy objective.”

Ottawa is consulting with all Canadians on the policy, which is the first of its kind. It will, in part, explore the agriculture industry’s relationship to food. This includes producers’ commitment to conserving soil, water and air, and growing high-quality food.

Farmers can make their voices heard by participating in the online survey by July 27 at www.canada.ca (search for ‘A Food Policy for Canada’).

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